JoSAA Counseling 2018: Everything You Need to know as a JEE Aspirant
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New Delhi, Feb 19: Here is an article that will help an appearing JEE aspirant know what imperative information to keep in mind while getting counseled for 2018.
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) was set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. JOSAA supervises the seat allocation to 97 engineering
institutes which comprises of 23 IIT's, 31 NIT's, 23 IIIT's and 20 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). JoSAA Reporting Centers (RC)
Joint Seat Allocation Authority has designated Reporting Centers
(RC) for 2018 counseling. It is absolutely essential that one does not confuse these reporting centers and be present on the respective time and day as allotted. One must keep in mind that the Reporting Centers function as a document verification center but only to a designated institute.
For Example- a person was allotted a seat at IIT and ends up at a reporting center for 2018 counseling which is designated for NIT, the candidate will lose the seat allocation for the remainder of 2018.Hence, keep in mind that there are two sets of reporting centers; one for IIT's and other for NIT's, IIIT's and CFTIs.
In a scenario where a candidate has accepted the seat at IIT but has been upgraded to NIT, not only the person has to report to IIT for the first set of screening but will also have to be present at NIT when the candidate has been upgraded. If the candidate fails to do so, he/she will lose both the seats.Key Features of JoSAA 2018
Not Accepting the Offered Seat
- Candidates who have been allotted seats during JoSAA counseling 2018 need to report to the Reporting Centers.
- Reporting to the designated center is imperative for the verification of the original documents and the aspiring candidate needs to appear in person on the given time and day.
- The reporting centers allot the seats only after verifying the original documents.
It is possible that the aspiring candidate may not accept the offered seat. In such a scenario, he/she will be out of the seat allotment process and won’t be allowed until the seat allotment process comes to an end. Finally, CSAB
special round takes place where such a candidate is eligible however, limiting his/her choices to only NIT's, IIIT's and GFIT's.Procedure to Withdraw
The seat withdrawal can take place only until the second last round. The candidates are then no longer considered a part of the allotment process and a processing charge of INR 1,000 is deducted from the refunded fee amount.